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Car owned by The Queen to be auctioned

A car once owned by The Queen is set to be auctioned for up to £30,000.

The 2001 Daimler V8 Super LWB, which was owned by the 87-year-old monarch for three years, will be going under the hammer by auction house Brooklands, in Weybridge, Surrey.

The Queen

A car once owned by The Queen is set to be auctioned off.

“We are not unaccustomed to selling cars for and on behalf of esteemed owners,” auctioneer Stewart Banks told the Surrey Advertiser. “However, offering this Daimler takes it to a new level.”

“To drive a car that was the Queen’s personal Daimler is a unique experience and one that is unlikely to be repeated,” he added.

While owned by Her Majesty, the car underwent some personal customisations including a special holder for the monarch’s handbags.

The Queen is currently on her annual summer holiday at Balmoral in Scotland with the Duke of Edinburgh. Since the beginning of the holiday she has been joined by Prince Andrew, the Duchess of York and their two Princess daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie.

Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, have also spent time at the Scottish estate.

Last month, the reigning monarch met her third great-grandchild, Prince George, at Kensington Palace. The Queen was reportedly overjoyed at the arrival of grandson Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, and celebrated the birth with champagne for all her staff.

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